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Spending and naming

We were up in town spending some of the vouchers we were given as wedding gifts today. It was fun! We have all sorts of exciting gadgetry to play with now, mainly of the kitchen variety. It made me really appreciative – we aren’t exactly flushed with money right now, but thanks to the generosity of others we were able to treat ourselves without being anxious about the cost.

HD suggested we call the new car “Jamie”, as King James followed Good Queen Bess(ie). I think it’s a silly name for a car though, and besides I haven’t seen it yet, I don’t even know if it’s a boy or a girl. This is all a very new experience for me – my two previous cars have both been called “Car” (capital C) – a very useful name that covered both sexes (the Polo was a girl, the Renault a boy. I think). But after Bessie we can’t possibly have an unnamed car, and I think two Cars is enough, it’s time for a change now.


Today was very productive, in the scheme of things (I finally reached a goal that I was originally planning on reaching 2 weeks ago, but had miscalculated how much work it was going to take). So that’s a good feeling, though it was just a stage on the way rather than a big big big milestone. Still, I’ll take what I can get.

In other news, HD put down a deposit today on a new car (new for us, not new new) which we will pick up on Monday. It’s silver, so I can legitimately go “ooh shiny” lots. Next weekend we will be in York and will see the friend who named HD’s previous car. We’ll have to see if she can think of another good name, as Bessie was a very apt name for, well, Bessie.